Japan

Earthquakes with 1,000 or More Deaths in Japan since 1900

Date UTC Location Deaths Magnitude Comments
1923 Sep 1 Japan, Kanto
35.0 N 139.5 E
143,000 7.9 Great Tokyo fire.
1927 Mar 7 Japan, Tango
35.8 N 134.8 E
3,020 7.6  
1933 Mar 2 Japan, Sanriku
39.0 N 143.0 E
2,990 8.4  
1943 Sep 10 Japan, Tottori
35.6 N 134.2 E
1,190 7.4  
1944 Dec 7 Japan, Tonankai
33.7 N 136.2 E
1,000 8.1  
1945 Jan 12 Japan Mikawa
34.8 N 137.0 E
1,900 7.1  
1946 Dec 20 Japan, Tonankai
32.5 N 134.5 E
1,330 8.1  
1948 Jun 28 Japan, Fukui
36.1 N 136.2 E
5,390 7.3  
1995 Jan 16 Japan, Kobe
34.6 N 135 E
5,502 6.9 Landslide, liquifaction.